Category Archives: sex abuse

The Twenty Percent

Some commentators are focusing on the homosexual element of Church scandal. I wonder if it betrays a bias against, or a minimizing of the suffering of women. A facebook friend alerted me to his bishop’s response to today’s Church scandal. … Continue reading

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USCCB Statement on Theodore McCarrick

A facebook friend alerted me to this “Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders” posted on the USCCB website today. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo acknowledges the obvious: Both the abuses themselves, and the fact … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes

In the old days, I’d be gone for a week or two–camping or on retreat–and some news item would explode. Events like the Nixon capitulation in ’74, Elvis in ’77, or Oklahoma City in 1995. I took a pilgrimage day … Continue reading

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Which Of the Six?

Commenting here, Liam wondered where this news falls on the scale of the six. I don’t know if that’s a direct invitation to comment. But seeing as I’ve offered no commentary outside of documents for a week or two, I’ll … Continue reading

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Resignations

I have been following the Church situation in Chile, but not closely enough to know if this news of a mass resignation of bishops is a gesture, a confession, or a natural consequence of some Vatican process with Pope Francis. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Accusation

Even Cardinal O’Malley is visibly perturbed at an off-the-cuff, seemingly angry remark by the Holy Father. This one, regarding a controversial bishop: The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk. But there is not one … Continue reading

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On Scandal and a Funeral

Author and catechist Joe Paprocki had a facebook comment on Cardinal Law’s funeral: Our Church is quick to deny a funeral to someone in a gay marriage because of the “scandal” it would cause but then has a Vatican funeral … Continue reading

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